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Distribution and treatment needs of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Bangladesh: A Bayesian geostatistical analysis of 2017-2020 national survey data

Daniel J. F. Gerber,Sanjaya Dhakal,Md. Nazmul Islam,Abdullah Al Kawsar, Md. Abul Khair, Md. Mujibur Rahman, Md. Jahirul Karim, Md. Shafiqur Rahman, M. M. Aktaruzzaman, Cara Tupps, Mariana Stephens, Paul M. Emerson, Jürg Utzinger, Penelope Vounatsou

In Bangladesh, preventive chemotherapy targeting soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in school-age children has been implemented since 2008. To evaluate the success of this strategy, surveys were conducted between 2017 and 2020 in 10 out of 64 districts. We estimate the geographic distribution of STH infections by species at high spatial resolution, identify risk factors, and estimate treatment needs at different population subgroups.

Gerber DJF, Dhakal S, Islam MN, Al Kawsar A, Khair MA, Rahman MM, Karim MJ, Rahman MS, Aktaruzzaman MM, Tupps C, Stephens M, Emerson PM, Utzinger J, Vounatsou P (2023). Distribution and treatment needs of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Bangladesh: A Bayesian geostatistical analysis of 2017-2020 national survey data. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 17(11): e001165. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0011656